Organization
MKAAJI MPYA asbl

MKAAJI MPYA asbl, which means “New Farmer”, is a non-profit organization based in Mishebere, in the Kalehe territory in the South Kivu Province, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The organization works in four main areas: sustainable agriculture, environment, peace and education, and human rights. The organization is based in rural areas and aims to address the socio-economic and environmental needs of rural populations affected by poverty, hunger, violence (sexual and gender-based violence), recurrent wars and community conflicts, migration and climate change, loss of biodiversity and degradation of ecosystems (terrestrial, forest). She uses holistic approaches to tackle these issues, including a systems approach, action research and an integrated approach.

Founded on June 30, 2016 in Kalehe in the province of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It was only recognized by the Congolese state 4 years later through the National Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, registered under number JUST/SG/20/37887/2020, with number F .92/39643. The organization's motto is a more resilient rural world in harmony with nature. This motto refers to the multitude of problems we face in the Anthropocene era. To this end, the organization is led by a majority peasants and young scientists who work for the well-being for the benefit of the entire rural and peri-urban population, including indigenous peoples.

The organization has thus equipped itself with two departments which play the role of governing bodies in defining and giving strategic direction to its activities, namely the Department of Environment, Conservation and Climate Change and the Department of Gender. , Peace and Humanitarian Affairs”. These two departments also serve as scientific bodies for the organization, in addition to the Coordination, the Control Commission, the Board of Directors and the General Assembly.

The Environment Department is responsible for the strategic and scientific direction of all initiatives, studies, projects and programs across the environmental sector while the Gender, Peace and Humanitarian Affairs Department is responsible for all initiatives, projects and programs relating to gender, women and girls, peacebuilding, conflict resolution and humanitarian affairs.